Physical Health Resources

For overall health and wellness, it is important to stick to a routine: Shower every morning, follow a class and study schedule, including mealtimes, and ensure proper amounts of sleep. Avoid caffeine and alcohol, which can increase anxiety, and maintain a healthy balanced diet. Try to be consistent as if you were attending classes on campus. If you had a workout routine, include that in your schedule, too.

Health and medical concerns away from campus

Dr. Doghramji, medical director of Ursinus College, is offering telemedicine services to any Ursinus student who is in need of a medical consultation. If you are interested in scheduling a consultation, please email with your name and phone number and information about your symptoms or concerns, and you will be contacted to set up a virtual appointment. This service is available to all students free of charge.

Need a Workout Idea?

The Nike Training Club App provides studio-style workouts, training programs, and tips from master trainers and is free until April 30th. This article includes beginners tips for calisthenics at home.

Workstation Set-Up to Avoid Headaches and Visual Issues:

Prolonged computer usage can cause a strain on your eyes. If you are prone to migraines or have other visual issues, you will want to take extra steps to minimize the impact as much as possible by adding some adjustments to your computer monitor and workstation.


  • Your desk setup can trigger a migraine. Make sure your monitor is placed directly in front of your face to reduce neck strain. Your monitor should be 20 to 40 inches away from your face at eye level.
  • Adjust the refresh rate of your monitor to its highest rating.
  • Adjust the display settings of your computer to help reduce eye strain and fatigue.
    • Brightness: Adjust the brightness of the display so it’s approximately the same as the brightness of your surrounding workstation. As a test, look at the white background of this page. If it looks like a light source, it’s too bright. If it seems dull and gray, it may be too dark.
    • Text size and contrast: Adjust the text size (enlarge) and contrast for comfort. Usually, black print on a white background is the best combination for comfort.
    • Color temperature: This is a technical term used to describe the spectrum of visible light emitted by a color display. Blue light is short-wavelength visible light that is associated with more eye strain than longer wavelength hues, such as orange and red. Reducing the color temperature of your display lowers the amount of blue light emitted by a color display for better long-term viewing comfort.
  • To reduce your risk of tiring your eyes by constantly focusing on your screen, use the “20-20-20 rule”. Look away from your computer at least every 20 minutes and gaze at a distant object (at least 20 feet away) for at least 20 seconds.

Ergonomics of your Home Office